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Lyon’s batting heroics a family affair

As Australia fell to an agonising loss to India in the first Test in Adelaide, a glimmer of hope was seen in Australia’s batting woes as Nathan Lyon provided much resistance to the Indian bowling attack.

Nathan’s brother and batting coach, Brendan Lyon, joined the Macquarie Sports Radio Mornings with David Morrow and Tony Leonard and said Nathan’s batting heroics comes from all the training he has put in.

“We did a lot of time over the winter and we managed to have some sessions. It just shows you that some hard work and tinkering can go a long way and hopefully he can perform well at the new stadium in Perth.”

“For me it is about getting the players to play and move late and that is why Nathan has been doing so well. It may sound simple but it has worked wonders for Nathan so that’s the pleasing thing.”

Lyon’s stoic batting performances are far from he and Brendan’s humble beginnings as country boys from Young in New South Wales who have always loved playing cricket.

“Yes I think we’ve both got really good groundings as we played senior cricket from 12-years of age. We got to play with a lot of older boys and we got to learn a lot then, which was great.”

The Australian spin bowler has proved to be extremely handy with the bat and has scored both 24* (28) and 38* (47) so far in this test series, a significant jump from his 12.51 batting average over his 81-Test career.

Listen to the interview with Brendan Lyon below.

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Lyon will host clinics throughout December across New South Wales.